Hughes handles all the legwork, so all you inherit are the proceeds

Estate Auctions & Liquidation

Hughes Auctions has revolutionized the way fine art, estate jewelry, rare books, vintage vehicles, designer furnishings, and special collections are sold. Our multi-platform model will result in more money in your pocket, a more secure, discreet, and private liquidation experience, and a quicker, more efficient process from start to finish. Our responsive staff members possess their own set of specialized knowledge, so you’re assured of receiving not only top dollar, but also the most professional and reliable experience possible. We have earned a reputation for handling the best special collections from estates throughout the West Coast.

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    Our transport team arrives with all the necessary materials needed to safely pack and move your valuables. Each item is tagged with your account’s unique code.

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    Our appraisal team accurately identifies, evaluates, and prices each item using comparable sales records from worldwide databases.

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    Items are sold using the best selling platform for that item: Showroom Sale or Auction.

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    We partner with a charity to remove items appropriate for donation. If needed, trash-hauling services can be arranged and house is left broom clean.

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    Inventory is tracked using a barcoded point of sale system. Accounting and payment are mailed to you in a timely manner.

    Why it Works:

    • Experienced, certified appraisers
    • World-wide buyer marketplace
    • 20,000+ website visits each month
    • $2 MM general liability insurance
    • $200,000 property insurance
    • 40+ years in business

    Ready to sell? Please fill out our consignment form and tell us more details:

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Altadena Estate Sales – Showroom Services


Since 1978, Hughes has assisted thousands with estate liquidation services. We provide secure and discreet options that ensure that your property is empty within one to two days.

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Our goal is to make things as easy and straightforward as possible. By offering Auctions and Estate Buyouts, we are your one-stop-shop for selling everything in your estate – from fine art to vehicles to contemporary and antique furnishings.

Antiques Inspection & Appraisal for Higher Return

Higher Returns

Whether you are liquidating an entire estate, moving, downsizing, or have property in storage, our process ensures that each item is closely inspected and evaluated. Your items receive thorough inspection by our appraiser and are beautifully merchandised in our Showroom.

The Hughes Standard

The Hughes Standard

Our official rating system assures you that every item goes through a rigorous 3-step approval process before being offered for sale:

  1. RARITY: Is it one of a kind, or do only a few still remain?
  2. CONDITION: Signs of wear, damage and/or aging
  3. COOL FACTOR: Slightly subjective, is it cool to own?

From Our Customers

  • “Hughes is responsible, responsive and pleasant to deal with. They kept meticulous track of all financial and other details. They were resourceful in identifying our more valuable items and finding the best way of disposing of them. They achieved excellent results for us and were most helpful when we moved out of a big house we’d lived in for a long time. We recommend Hughes Estate Sales highly and with enthusiasm.”

    – George Brumder, Pasadena, CA
  • “This is my favorite place to shop Estate Sales, it’s indoors, cool and the selection is fabulous, you never know what treasures will be there, serious art or Sunday bargains the last day of sales, so fun!!”

    – Florence-Isabelle Megginson
  • “I have used Hughes Estate Sales for two very different jobs — one small and one huge. The first was to sell a few dozen furniture items from a family estate, which they did courteously and quickly. The second involved completely packing up and clearing out forty years’ worth of possessions from a family home. In both cases, Todd and his crews were professional, efficient, and great to work with… Hughes communicated with us each step of the way, settled up promptly, and gave us an itemized list of sales results. We were completely delighted with their helpfulness and with the results.”

    – Julia Hastings, La Cañada, CA
  • “In the exasperating task of dispersing part of a 90 year collection of everything from fine art to ephemera, Hughes Estate Sales handled every aspect; grading and sorting the items, packing and transporting them to their premises, choosing the best method of presenting the items for maximum gain, with flawless performance.”

    – Clare Graham, Los Angeles
  • “Hughes Estate Sales were very professional. They made a difficult task much easier. I especially like that they had a charity organization come and take the remaining items. We had asked that they keep an eye out for certain items the heirs wanted and they were most accommodating. They even called a week or so later stating they found some of those requested items so we could pick them up. I would highly recommend them.”

    – Chris Dragan, Pasadena, CA
  • “The people at Hughes Estate Sales turned a very difficult and emotional situation (selling my parents estate) into the best possible situation.  Their level of service is remarkable, they took care of everything and did not stop until the job was completely done.  I really appreciated their attention to detail, sensitivity of the situation and incredible responsiveness to my many phone calls and concerns. When the payment arrived, I was please to see the amount and the reports they provided were excellent. Thank you to the team at Hughes Estate Sales.”

    – Robert G., Tarzana, CA
  • “Dissolving my parents’ estate and closing up the Pasadena house they had lived in for over 50 years seemed a daunting task, but the good folks at Hughes really took the load off my back. Their capable staff organized and conducted a public estate sale for us that was quite successful yet also extremely sensitive to members of our extended family. We didn’t have to lift a finger or a dustpan. They swept the house and yard clean before they were done, and all that was left for us to do was lock the door and turn off the lights.”

    – Ted Rhodes, Santa Barbara, CA
Hughes Estate Sales 4.5 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.